Because Ambleside is a small town, we have not been colonised by High Street chain stores. But because we cater for millions of tourists, independent retailers here have been able to develop successful shops selling a wide range of goods not easy to find elsewhere.
Also, because our visitors generally appreciate high standards, both in our Lakeland landscape and in our catering and hospitality, the range of goods on offer in our shops is remarkable in its quality and value.
Not only that - many goods are unique to this area, being craftsman-made in Ambleside and nearby towns and villages.
Many sell online and most are also real shops you can visit when next in the Lakes.
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100 Lake Road
Only the second in the UK for the American brand 'Marmot' - outdoor gear shop